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    1. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic units

      Sweden’s Nordea and Norway’s DNB plan to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create the second...

    2. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Norwegian traders win extra hour in bed

      Krone traders have secured an extra hour of beauty sleep each day after Norway’s statistics office scrapped plans to...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 22, 2016

      Brigadier Sir Nils Olav the King Penguin

      Uniformed soldiers of the King of Norway’s Guard parade for inspection by their mascot, king penguin Nils Olav, who was...

    2. August 17, 2016

      Brexit takes toll on Norwegian sovereign wealth fund

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU has hit Norway’s $890bn oil fund, as managers announced on Wednesday that they had...

    3. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Norway's wealth fund - key points

      Norway’s $890bn oil fund – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – eked a 1.3 per cent return in the second...

    4. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Norway sovereign wealth fund returns 1.3% profit

      Norway’s $890bn oil fund eked out a small positive return in the second quarter, overcoming the market turmoil...

    5. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Cairn Energy boosted by Senegal discovery

      Cairn Energy, the UK listed oil and gas explorer, has struck lucky with its major Senegalese oil discovery which has...

    6. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoE bump

      The Bank of England’s new bond-buying programme ran into trouble on Tuesday after pension funds and insurance companies...

    7. August 3, 2016

      Baltics fret on Nordic bank reliance

      During the 2007-08 global financial crisis, Swedish banks looked anxiously at the Baltic states. Their economic...

    8. August 1, 2016

      Four ways to curb migration post-Brexit

      Immigration was a decisive factor for many of the 17m people who voted to leave the EU in June, and its role in shaping...

    9. July 27, 2016

      Britain’s premature bid for global trade deals

      Eager to prove they can forge a new and independent way in the post-Brexit world, Theresa May’s ministers have been out...

    10. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    11. July 22, 2016

      Brexit: what Britain can learn from Norway

      Norway has twice opted not to join the EU. It voted No in 1972 and again in 1994 to becoming a member of the club that...

    12. July 15, 2016

      Attack in Nice: The French response to terror remains muddled

      The massacre in Nice on July 14 could have happened just about anywhere. The modus operandi and the choice of target...

    13. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Salmon prices swim to record high

      The salmon price has leapt to a record high as the lack of supplies due to Chile’s toxic algae break out earlier this...

    14. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Norway inflation beats expectations

      Norway defied expectations of a slowdown in inflation in June, with year-on-year CPI growth rising to its highest level...

    15. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      IMF says Brexit will hit eurozone growth

      The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its projections for growth in the euro area, saying that the UK’s...

    16. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Weidmann: Brexit could hit German banks

      The British electorate’s rejection of the EU reflects a broader scepticism of the European project across member...

    17. July 1, 2016

      Manufacturing PMIs: Germany jumps, France flops

      German manufacturing conditions leapt to a 28-month high in June, which contributed to an improvement for the eurozone...

    18. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: beyond Boris

      The Bank of England is preparing to unleash another round of monetary stimulus as it battles to contain the economic...

    19. June 28, 2016

      Brexit: The Norway option is the best available for the UK

      The situation in Britain is messy but the way forward is not. There are, in fact, few alternatives to choose from. The...

    20. June 28, 2016

      Norway oil fund drops investment in Cairn and Kosmos

      Norway’s $835bn oil fund has excluded Cairn Energy of the UK and Kosmos Energy of the US from its portfolio over their...

    21. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Merkel: no cherry picking deal for UK

      German chancellor Angela Merkel warned the UK that will be no “cherry picking” in its Brexit negotiations in her...

    22. June 27, 2016

      We now need a proper roadmap to quell corrosive uncertainty

      The electorate has made its choice. Financial markets have taken fright. British families and businesses are wondering...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2016

      Nice banking passport you had there...

      ‘Passporting’, per Citi, “allows financial institutions incorporated in one member state to establish branches in other...

    24. Nick Butler

      June 27, 2016

      Brexit: the impact on UK energy policy

      At one level, the UK’s exit from the EU should have very little impact on the energy business. The price of oil, gas...

    25. June 23, 2016

      Norway holds rates as economy steadies

      Norway’s central bank has kept rates on hold at a record low of 0.5 per cent for the third consecutive month. Governor...

    26. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Should I stay or should I go?

      So come on and let me know.   At last – at last – it is June 23, the day of the UK’s referendum on EU membership. For...

    27. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Denmark, Finland face recession risk from Brexit

      Nordic economies could suffer an economic downturn if Britain votes to leave the EU, with Finland and Denmark...

    28. FT Data

      June 22, 2016

      Datawatch: economic growth in the UK vs. non-EU countries

      The average annual GDP growth in the UK was about 2 per cent in the five years to the first quarter of 2016, higher...

    29. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: One more day

      Twenty-twenty-twenty-four hours to go, I wanna be sedated. Voting EU or vote to go-oh-oh, I wanna be sedated. Just get...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      June 20, 2016

      Piano on ice

      Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the Arctic...

    31. June 15, 2016

      Alternative EU trade models not in your interest, UK warned

      Business lobby groups from several of the countries that could provide a model for a post-Brexit UK have spoken out to...

    32. Brussels Blog

      June 13, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Brexit soft landing?

      The polls are tightening, markets are jittery, and Downing Street is so alarmed it is relyingon Gordon Brown to save...

    33. June 12, 2016

      Russia: Magnitsky’s bitter legacy

      The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s 2009 death became, for many in the west, an allegory of Vladimir Putin’s Russia —...

    34. June 12, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund’s contingency plans for war

      The $850bn Norwegian oil fund has drawn up contingency plans to protect its assets from extreme political events such...

    35. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Schäuble: Brexit could trigger referenda across Europe

      A British vote to leave the EU risks spreading the referendum contagion across a discontented Europe, Germany’s...

    36. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Norwegian inflation drifts further above target

      Inflation in Norway in May drifted higher above the Norges Bank’s inflation target – a factor that played into the...

    37. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Det Norske shares bubble up 11% on BP deal

      Shares in Norwegian oil company Det Norske have gushed up 11 per cent after it revealed plans to acquire BP’s Norway...

    38. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      BP to combine Norwegian business with Det Norske

      BP’s business in Norway is to be combined with the operations of Det Norske, a Norwegian oil company that is almost 50...

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